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BetteBack January 28, 1991: Special Video Made For The Persian Gulf Troops

Artists prepare songs for the Storm
January 28, 1991

Two dozen technicians invaded Cher’s S4 million home overlooking California’s Santa Monica Bay to put together a two-hour video collection of songs for Operation Desert Storm troops.

A giant American flag hung inside the entryway, and smaller flags were scattered throughout the actress-singer’s house and gymnasium for the taping Saturday night.

“She was very receptive to this,” said Norman Schoenfeld, talent director for cable television’s VH-1 music channel.

Schoenfeld approached Cher about serving as the hostess of the show, which features 22 videos by the likes of Janet Jackson, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty and Van Halen.

Besides such songs as “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler, the video montage includes Bobby McFerrin‘s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

The t w o – h o ur show will be shown to the Persian Gulf troops in February through the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service.

In March, the show will run on VH-1.

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